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Solar, thermal… Spain’s historic hotels go green

Solar, thermal… Spain’s historic hotels go green

State-run chain of heritage properties converts to sustainable energy to set wider example to countrySpain’s state-owned chain of paradores, the grand hotels often housed in ancient castles and
Cyber-attack disrupts printing of major US newspapers

Cyber-attack disrupts printing of major US newspapers

Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal and New York Times among titles affected by virus that hit shared systemsA cyber-attack has caused printing and delivery disruptions to major US
China: slowing economy and inequality force new priorities for rulers

China: slowing economy and inequality force new priorities for rulers

Leaders of world’s second-largest economy face some of their most difficult policy decisions in years in 2019To make ends meet, Xu Yuan, 33, has to share a bed with her best friend in Shanghai where
Sydney Opal Tower: crackdown on certifiers announced as three residents refuse to go

Sydney Opal Tower: crackdown on certifiers announced as three residents refuse to go

NSW government says it will introduce ‘name and shame register’ and tougher building industry legislationThree residents inside Sydney’s Opal Tower have refused to evacuate as the New South Wales
Serbia: thousands rally in fourth week of anti-government protests

Serbia: thousands rally in fourth week of anti-government protests

Marches put more pressure on President Aleksandar Vučić, who is accused of establishing autocratic ruleAround 25,000 protesters turned out for a fourth week of anti-government demonstrations in
Bangladesh PM Hasina wins thumping victory in elections opposition reject as 'farcical'

Bangladesh PM Hasina wins thumping victory in elections opposition reject as 'farcical'

At least 17 people killed, with claims ruling Awami League rigged country’s first contested election in a decadeBangladesh’s opposition has rejected the “farcical” results of national elections
Queensland police shoot teenager who allegedly threatened them with knives

Queensland police shoot teenager who allegedly threatened them with knives

Police say boy, 16, was struck in abdomen after two officers fired at him in Forest LakeQueensland police have shot a teenage boy in the abdomen after he allegedly threatened two officers with
Best of Bowers 2018: a year of scandals, byelections and defections in Australian politics – in pictures

Best of Bowers 2018: a year of scandals, byelections and defections in Australian politics – in pictures

Australia’s government had a collective nervous breakdown and tossed out another prime minister. Mike Bowers takes a look at the highs and lows of the political year that was 2018 Continue reading...
Paris police fire tear gas as gilets jaunes protests turn violent

Paris police fire tear gas as gilets jaunes protests turn violent

Hundreds call for resignation of President Macron, with some throwing projectilesPolice fired tear gas at gilets jaunes (yellow vests) demonstrators in Paris on Saturday but the turnout for round
Cannabis strength doubles across Europe in 11 years

Cannabis strength doubles across Europe in 11 years

A study tracking increased potency of both herbal and resin types of the drug points to greater dangers for usersCannabis potency has doubled across Europe in the past decade, according to the first
Man dies and two others taken to hospital from NSW music festival

Man dies and two others taken to hospital from NSW music festival

Man and a woman in stable condition after ingesting unknown substance at Lost Paradise Music festivalA man has died after a suspected drug overdose at a New South Wales central coast music festival
Portland, Oregon hotel fires two after police eject black guest from lobby

Portland, Oregon hotel fires two after police eject black guest from lobby

Incident is latest of black person removed from businessVideo of interaction with guard spreads on social mediaAn Oregon hotel said it had fired two employees for “mistreatment” of a black guest who
Peter Dutton accuses Malcolm Turnbull of political incompetence in brutal interview

Peter Dutton accuses Malcolm Turnbull of political incompetence in brutal interview

Home affairs minister breaks silence after losing leadership ballot, saying former PM has undermined his partyFour months after losing the leadership spill he instigated, Peter Dutton has broken his
Dame June Whitfield, star of Absolutely Fabulous, dies aged 93

Dame June Whitfield, star of Absolutely Fabulous, dies aged 93

Actor seen on stage and screen over seven decades ‘passed away peacefully’ on FridayDame June Whitfield, celebrated for her roles in some of the best-loved British sitcoms of the last 50 years, has
‘I’m absolutely elated. It’s a miracle we made it,’ says polar hero Louis Rudd

‘I’m absolutely elated. It’s a miracle we made it,’ says polar hero Louis Rudd

Recovering after his crossing, the explorer describes how he survived his gruelling 56-day Antarctic trekArmy captain Louis Rudd said last night he was “absolutely elated” to have completed a solo,
Asian Football Confederation accused of 'dismissive' statement on Hakeem al-Araibi

Asian Football Confederation accused of 'dismissive' statement on Hakeem al-Araibi

AFC says it is working with Fifa on Bahrainian refugee’s detention, but remains silent about its presidentThe Asian Football Confederation has broken its month-long silence on Australian-based
Swiss national arrested in connection with murders in Morocco

Swiss national arrested in connection with murders in Morocco

Man held is also ‘suspected of involvement in recruiting Moroccan nationals to carry out terror plots’A Swiss national has been arrested in connection with the killing of two Scandinavian women in
Church of England urges compassion for Channel migrants

Church of England urges compassion for Channel migrants

Bishop of Dover calls for kindness as figures show influx of lone child refugeesThe Church of England has urged greater compassion in the migration debate as new figures revealed an influx of lone
Dutch 'yellow vest' protest broken up by mounted police

Dutch 'yellow vest' protest broken up by mounted police

Police ‘carried out several charges’ to end protest by hundreds that turned violent Dutch police on horseback broke up a protest on Saturday by “yellow vest” demonstrators who threw rocks and
Hanover airport: flights halted because of car on runway

Hanover airport: flights halted because of car on runway

Man arrested after crashing through barrier, causing incoming flights to be temporarily divertedAirport traffic was suspended at Hanover airport on Saturday after a car crashed through a barrier and